• TheOverclocker Issue 30

    Welcome to issue 30 of TheOverclocker Magazine. This month we look at the happenings of COMPUTEX 2014. We spend time with the amazing GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force motherboard. Look at EVGA’s classic GTX 780Ti K|NGP|N Edition graphics card and a host of other hardware and get to hear from the…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 29

    In Issue 29 of TheOverclocker magazine, we sit down with famous overclocker, Elmor after what seems to be an eternity since we last caught up with him. TheOC Show is back for the third time and as always has plenty for you to chew on, so make sure to…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 28

    In this issue (our first of 2014), we head back to Brazil for an interview with the number one overclocker in the Extreme Overclocker’s League. We take some time to consider our beloved DIY industry again through what is hopefully an objective pair of eyes. The HWBOT/OC-TV talk show…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 27

    Here it Is, the last issue of 2013. This time around we bring you the first episode of what is hopefully many more of OC-TV and HWBOT’s OC Show. In addition we get a quick one on one with Hong Kong’s epic overclocker, Mad222 and for our cover feature…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 26

    TheOverclocker issue 26 is here, packed with more of the great content you’ve come to expect. Be sure not to miss out on our MSI MOA 2013 grand finals coverage and our time spent with Jonathan Alva, better known as Lucky_n00b. As usual we have plenty of high-end overclocker…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 25

    Issue 25 of TheOverclocker has finally arrived and we are once again looking at the latest hardware, features and what’s happening with some of our favorite overclockers in the game. We may be a little late, but we are also a little better. Until Issue 26, enjoy the read…

News from around the overclocking world

CyberpowerPC HSW-E

August 29, 2014– CyberPower Inc., www.cyberpowerpc.com, a global manufacturer of custom gaming PCs, gaming laptops, and performance workstations, today announced the immediate availability of custom desktop computers featuring Intel X99 chipset motherboards and new Intel Core i7 Processors (formerly codenamed Haswell-E).

CYBERPOWERPC has updated its entire product line with the new hardware from Intel, which features brand new industry-leading technology and performance across the board.

The Intel X99 chipset introduces a variety of new technologies to the high-end enthusiast computing market. The switch to DDR4 memory provides over twice the average clock speeds and data transfer rates compared to the previous generation, along with better power efficiency.

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August 29, 2014 — The EVGA X99 lineup has arrived. EVGA has rebuilt its motherboard lineup for the next generation Intel® platform, offering a stunning set of new features and overclocking support. These motherboards also feature EVGA’s new GUI BIOS that focuses on the best overclocking support, functionality, and are straight and to the point, the way a modern BIOS should be.

The Intel® X99 platform unlocks incredible performance:

  • Supports up to 16 CPU threads (8-core)
  • First desktop platform to support DDR4 memory
  • Up to 40 PCI-E 3.0 lanes
  • Native SATA 6.0Gb/s & USB 3.0
  • Up to 20MB CPU Cache on 8 Core CPU

Intel® Core™ i7-5960X vs. Intel® Core™ i7 4960X

  • Game Physics and AI up to 14% FASTER (3DMark Fire Strike Physics Extreme)
  • 4K Video Editing up to 20% FASTER (Adobe Premiere Pro CC)
  • 3D Rendering up to 32% FASTER (CINEBENCH 15 X)

EVGA will have three products available starting today, key differences are as follows:

Product Name Size SLI Audio SATA 6G USB 3.0 Memory Support M.2 Power Phases BIOS Support PCI-E Switches CPU Gold Content Intel GB Network MSRP
EVGA X99 Classified EATX 4-Way Creative Core3D 10 6 8 DIMM 3000MHz+ Slot E/M 10 3 Yes 150% Increase 2 $399
EVGA X99 FTW EATX 4-Way HD Audio 10 6 8 DIMM 3000MHz+ N/A 8 2 Yes 150% Increase 2 $299
EVGA X99 Micro mATX 3-Way HD Audio 6 6 4 DIMM 3000MHz+ Slot E 6 1 N/A Standard 1 $249

Learn more about the EVGA X99 motherboard lineup here: www.evga.com/articles/00866/EVGA-X99-Motherboards/

gigabyte x99

August 29th, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the availability of their new X99 motherboard lineup based on the Intel® X99 chipset with support for Intel’s new Core™ i7 Extreme Edition (LGA 2011-v3 socket) processors and latest DDR4 memory support. Featuring 3 main categories of motherboards including G1™ gaming, SOC overclocking and signature GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™, GIGABYTE has an X99 series motherboard custom built for any ‘Dream Machine’ build.

“Given this incredibly powerful platform from Intel, GIGABYTE wanted to make sure each one of our X99 series motherboards delivered that ‘WOW’ factor for our enthusiast customers,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “In addition to being the first motherboards to support the latest Intel® Core™i7 Extreme Edition CPUs and recently released DDR4 memory, GIGABYTE X99 motherboards offer an extensive range of unique GIGABYTE features that truly unlock the full potential of the platform.”

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The DOTA 2 MSI Beat IT 2014 online qualifier are finally over, and the Middle East has its four final teams, which will in Dubai for an epic qualifier that will determine who the best in the region is! As a reminder, a pool of 64 teams battled on the 13rd and 14th of August online, administered by Team Fnatic until none but 4 teams remained who will battle at the MSI Beat IT 2014 Middle East Lan Finals on the 6th of September.

In Dubai, at Mirdiff City Centre, our four finalists will clash in a double elimination tournament, testing their skills and endurance to grab only one spot to the DOTA 2 MSI Beat IT 2014 Global Grand Final in Taipei on the 1st and 2nd of November.

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RX4-3color

Extreme Speed Available Up to DDR4 3200MHz 

22 August 2014 – G.SKILL International Co., Ltd., the leading high performance memory designer and manufacturer, reveals the long awaited next generation Ripjaws 4 series DDR4 memory kits! Featuring all new redesigned heatspreaders in three different colors, high performance frequencies, high capacity, DDR4 quad-channel ready, and ultra low voltages, the Ripjaws 4 series is all the benefits of DDR4 rolled into one sleek package.

Extreme Performance from 2133MHz to 3200MHz!!

With a standard of 2133MHz, DDR4 is the next generation definition of performance. Also available in 2400MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz, and 3200MHz, the starting lineup is continuing where DDR3 left off. With capacities starting at 16GB (4GBx4), 32GB (8GBx4 / 4GBx8) and 64GB (8GBx8), your new X99 platform will have more memory space to do what you need it to do. That’s not all! Ripjaws 4 also has an ultra low voltage rating of 1.2V for kits under 2800MHz and 1.35V for 3000/3200MHz!

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AMD Announced a New Technology Partnership with OCZ Storage Solutions – A Toshiba Group Company, for AMD Radeon™-Branded Solid State Drives (SSDs)

– Exclusive technology partnership with OCZ Storage Solutions empowers gamers with affordable, high-performance SSDs –

AMD announced a new technology partnership with OCZ Storage Solutions – A Toshiba Group Company, for AMD Radeon™-branded Solid State Drives (SSDs). Starting today, users can purchase the AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs in 120GB, 240GB or 480GB capacities from their favorite online retailers.

The AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs are an excellent choice for gamers looking to upgrade their system’s overall responsiveness with an economical solution that puts performance and reliability front and center.

“The AMD Radeon™ brand is synonymous with performance and quality amongst PC gamers,” said Roman Kyrychynskyi, director of memory, AMD. “With the new AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs powered by outstanding OCZ Storage Solutions IP, we bring that reputation to the SSD market with a series of drives that offer an ideal combination of performance, reliability and affordability—great for gamers building or upgrading a rig.”

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SPPR_Mobile X21 USB 2.0 OTG Flash Drive_KV

360° Swivel-Cap Design, One-push Backup

August 19th, 2014 –SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today releases the brand-new USB 2.0 OTG flash drive—Mobile X21. Engineered with the dual-interface of a micro-USB and a USB 2.0 connector, Mobile X21 includes all the capabilities of USB flash drives, USB cables and memory cards, making itself the multi-functional device for different kinds of storage needs. Embracing the dual-use application, Mobile X21 is about to offer you a more convenient way of data storage, by which users can not only free up the precious memory space of mobile devices but also quickly transfer files between PCs, Android™smartphones and tablets without using any cable or Wi-Fi hotspot. Furthermore, Mobile X21 features the exclusive 360-degree swivel-cap design that allows users an easier method to use and store with just a thumb push. Incorporating the advantages of instant storage expansion, fast data transmission and user-friendly operation, Mobile X21 is definitely the whole package for mobile storage solution.

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ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the latest XPG™ V3 series overclocking memory, running at a stellar 3100 megahertz. Its dual channel is designed to bring gamers and PC enthusiasts ultimate performance by Intel™ Core™ fourth and fifth-generation processors and the latest Z97 platform.

The Thermal Conductive Technology for Great Heat Dissipation

With speed up to 3100MHz and transfer bandwidth reaching 24.8GB/s, the XPG™ V3 series once again pushes gaming to the next level. It supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) version 1.3 and utilizes the Thermal Conductive Technology (TCT), which reduces the system temperature effectively. It enables every chip have contact with the heat sinks directly, ensuring IC and PCB operate in an environment of equal temperature for the best stability, even in full-speed operation.

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Make your entire PC experience faster with the new NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 720 dedicated graphics card. Enjoy performance that’s superior to integrated graphics in all your PC multimedia applications, including 2x faster web browsing, 5x faster video editing, and 8x faster photo editing.  Play modern games with advanced and reliable dedicated graphics. 70% faster performance than integrated graphics means a rich and smooth gaming experience. Plus, get the power to drive up to three HD displays with a single card.  GeForce GT means speed, stability, and industry-leading NVIDIA drivers. Tap into GeForce Experience™ to automatically get the latest drivers and optimize game settings with a single click.

·         Available in 1GB and 2GB models

·         Passive heatsink for silent operation

·         Available in Single slot

·         Available in Low profile and full height

The EVGA GeForce GT 720 will be available soon. Find out more at www.evga.com/articles/00864/EVGA-GeForce-GT-720/

Intel News Photo_Intel 14nm Manufacturing Process

Aug. 11, 2014 – Intel today disclosed details of its newest microarchitecture that is optimized with Intel’s industry-leading 14nm manufacturing process. Together these technologies will provide high-performance and low-power capabilities to serve a broad array of computing needs and products from the infrastructure of cloud computing and the Internet of Things to personal and mobile computing.

Key Points:

  • Intel disclosed details of the microarchitecture of the Intel® Core™ M processor, the first product to be manufactured using 14nm.
  • The combination of the new microarchitecture and manufacturing process will usher in a wave of innovation in new form factors, experiences and systems that are thinner and run silent and cool.
  • Intel architects and chip designers have achieved greater than two times reduction in the thermal design point when compared to a previous generation of processor while providing similar performance and improved battery life.
  • The new microarchitecture was optimized to take advantage of the new capabilities of the 14nm manufacturing process.
  • Intel has delivered the world’s first 14nm technology in volume production. It uses second-generation Tri-gate (FinFET) transistors with industry-leading performance, power, density and cost per transistor.
  • Intel’s 14nm technology will be used to manufacture a wide range of high-performance to low-power products including servers, personal computing devices and Internet of Things.
  • The first systems based on the Intel® Core™ M processor will be on shelves for the holiday selling season followed by broader OEM availability in the first half of 2015.
  • Additional products based on the Broadwell microarchitecture and 14nm process technology will be introduced in the coming months.
  • For more information, including images, visit: http://newsroom.intel.com/docs/DOC-5677

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